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HOME AND HOUSEHOLD
"Common things of daily use..." were described by Gertrude Jekyll as part of a local scene which, at the end of the nineteenth century, was rapidly changing. As part of these changes, such 'things', she noted, "...passed into dealers hands and are now sold as curiosities and antiquities." Jekyll's observations were made in her book, Old West Surrey, in which she recorded the objects and activities which had been part of daily life.
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